Ants on a Log

Ants on a log is a snack made by spreading peanut butter on celery and placing raisins on top. The snack name was first used in the 1950s and the typical peanut butter version of ants on a log is recommended as a healthy snack by the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ants on a Log
Serves: 24
Prep time: 
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  • 8 stalks celery, each cut crosswise into 3 pieces (7 - 10 cm each)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup raisins
  1. Fill the celery stalks with peanut butter
  2. Top with raisins.


There are numerous variations, including:

  • Gnats on a log – Currants
  • Ants on vacation – Without “ants”, or no raisins
  • Ants on a Slip ‘n Slide – Add honey on top of the peanut butter before adding raisins
  • Beetles on a log – Use prunes instead of raisins
  • Frogs on a log – Use Cheez Whiz and peas

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